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All-Congregational DVD Series, “Vanishing Grace”!!!


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5-Week Small Group DVD Series: 

“Vanishing Grace”


This is the final week to sign up on the night that works best for YOU to attend our All-Congregational 5-week DVD series.  We will watch together, in homes, the series: “
Vanishing Grace:  Whatever Happened to the Good News?” 
Yancey explores why opinions of Christianity are dropping when interest in spirituality is rising.  How do we make the “good news” good again?  In this 500th year anniversary of the Reformation, come explore the timeless testimony of grace and how it still changes lives.  

Cost?           $15 per family (Covers $12 Hardcover Book and DVD Contribution)      

When?:        The weeks of October 8th or 15th

Sign up on-line here:
Choose your “Vanishing Grace” group to choose the day, night, or neighborhood convenient for you, starting the weeks of October 8th or 15th (depending on the group.)


Pastor’s Thursday Afternoon Book Study

Age Range: Mixed Adults
Days/Time:Thursday Afternoons from 1:00-2:30pm in the Fireside RoomDuration:  Beginning September 28th for 6 weeks.  
Drop-ins Welcome!Cost $11 for Book (Available for Purchase at Welcome Center)

Come join Pastor Dale and Pastor Christine as you are able Thursday afternoons from 1:00-2:30pm for their
Pastor’s Book Discussion. 
“This Fall, we will begin Rob’s Bells’ fantastic book, Love Wins.  Millions of Christians have struggled with how to reconcile God’s love and God’s judgment: Has God created billions of people over thousands of years only to select a few to go to heaven and everyone else to suffer forever in hell? Is this acceptable to God? How is this “good news”?  Many people have lost their faith because of them. 

What if the story of heaven and hell we have been taught is not, in fact, what the Bible teaches? What if what Jesus meant by heaven, hell, and salvation are very different from how we have come to understand them?

Bell presents a deeply biblical vision for rediscovering a richer, grander, truer, and more spiritually satisfying way of understanding heaven, hell, God, Jesus, salvation, and repentance. Come join the pastors for this inspirational discussion!”

Tuesday Bible Study

The Tuesday Bible study will be starting a new unit on October 31, the Gospel of Mark.  This gospel was the first gospel written and is very fast paced.  Mark presents a vivid picture of the actions of Jesus to prove his identity as the Messiah.  We will spend about 6 weeks on this gospel.  In December, we will be doing two very special lessons just for Christmas.

Everyone is welcome to join us when you can. We meet each Tuesday morning at 9:15 am at Westview Acres or Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm at Faith. Choose the time that works best for you and join us.

 Contact information: Mary Westlund at (952)657-2239 or HERE


Workshop on the Concept of Race

You are invited to join with our friends from Waconia Moravian Church as Faith hosts a workshop on the concept of race. 
Pastor Any Goedes-Luhman and members of Waconia Moravian will be coordinating the workshop.

We will be utilizing the video, Race: the power of an illusionand will explore one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups.  This definitive three-part series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs.  There will be time for small group and large group sharing reflecting on what is presented by the video.  It will be a time to listen and reflect in a safe way about the concept of race as experienced in our country.

The workshop will be offered Saturdays: November 4 and 11 at 9:00 am-12:00 pm. 

The Workshop will be held in Steiner Hall and there will be childcare available.